John Lott Jr. should receive combat pay and the meritorious metal for appearing on the Piers Morgan show yesterday. While we all believe in taking the fight to the enemy, this could be an exception to the rule. Morgan repeated shouted over Lott and at one point telling him, “I’m going to keep talking, so I suggest you keep quiet.” This is the level of discourse that the Progressive Left, Morgan being a prime example of, bring to a complicated subject that is grounded in constitutional rights.
While one would normally not watch this kind of disrespect, it is import to do so in this case in order to understand the degree of irrationality the gun control moment has. Morgan is a classic Saul Alinsky. During this interview he applied five classic Alinsky rules.
>> RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Morgan keep asking Lott for “the number of murders,” while Lott looks at murder rates (yes, a bit technical, but there is a difference). He was trying to make Lott look stupid.
>> RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” At the end of the show, Morgan ridiculed Lott for not caring about the grieving Connecticut parents. Yes, I am sure Lott hates parent of dead kids.
>> RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Morgan was constantly talking over Lott, asking him to answer questions that he had answered. This give the appearance to the low information viewer that Lott is hiding something.
>> RULE 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Morgan keep asking Lott about how many of Obama’s executive orders he supported, trying to show he was not willing to be part of a solution.
>> RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Lott was in the verbal crosshairs of Morgan. Every time Lott tried to make a point, Morgan would interrupt (freeze), talk about Lott’s agenda (personalize), and then not he was not answering the question (polarize).
We need to be prepared to pick and choose just where to engage (e.g., our neighbors, friends, younger generation, etc.) and not engage (e.g., Morgan’s, MSNBC’s, etc.). The best way to shut down the those that do not engage in genuine problem solving discussion (e.g., Morgan) is to ignore them. They breed and thrive on the exposure, especially the kind where they talk over everyone else. This is a badge of honor in their world, so lets stop enabling them.